Simple truth. I love jewerly. Therefore, I have a lot of it. Over the years I have collected unique pieces from cities and countries I have visited. It is sort of my small way of remembering where I been.
For a while I stored everything in boxes and compartmentalized drawers, but I found myself just wearing the same pieces over and over again because I would forget what was tucked away.
I decided to display everything in order to see all my options while I was getting ready for the day. My closet had a blank wall which made for the perfect location.
I know. A little ridiculous, but pretty! I couldn't just make it functional. I wanted it to be a stylish little corner that encouraged creativity and not an eyesore of clutter.
First, I found a $15 dresser on Craiglist and sprayed painted it to add hidden storage and a surface to keep things I couldn't hang up. Eventually, I want to change out the knobs and redo the surface, but it was a quick fix for the time being.
A while back, I found different sized silver trays at thrift shops. They were elsewhere in the house, so I repurposed them to hold stud earrings and bangles. These two trays were $2 and $5 I think. Not bad!
Next, I made an earring holder out of a screen and molding from Home Depot.
I could do a step by step process of how to make this, but it was a lot of me improvising as I went along (which wasn't very pretty). I love the peach color turned out.
The last addition were these hanging racks from Target. I think there were just above $20 combined and I love the wood detail. When I stored my necklaces in drawers, they would end up tangled and bent. These racks keep everything in good shape.
A quick update goes a long way! In reality, all of this was over a series of months. I love how everything came together.